Contents Page (Al Feldstein reports on "vital things" - see below)
First Annual Awards for "Worsts" of 1958 (Wally Wood art)
Ads for "What, Me Worry" Kid portrait, Mad For Keeps, The Brothers Mad, "Why bum around the country looking for Mad when you can subscribe!" (uncredited photo most likely by Larry Maleman of same train hobos from #43's T-Shirt ad: Al Feldstein, John Putnam, Jerry DeFuccio)
Editor Al Feldstein notes on the contents page that Mad will move to an eight issue per year schedule, plans to offer a "Mad Item of the Issue," and thanks readers for buying 1,000,000 copies per issue.